Last I updated, I was waiting for my period to start so I could begin my injections for our first round of IVF. Well it’s been almost two weeks since I started my needles and I am very excited to say that tomorrow I am having my egg retrieval! As excited as I am, I am also ready for this part of treatment to be over. Thanks to my PCOS and the amount of follicles I have developed, my ovaries are literally the size of oranges. Normally with IVF they aim for around 15 follicles to develop. Well I have around 25 large ones and over 20 smaller ones so there definitely is not much room in there anymore. My ovaries are now touching and every step I take is uncomfortable so tomorrow can’t come soon enough.
Some people I have talked to since opening up about what we are going through don’t fully understand what is happening with my body during this part of our IVF treatment. They know that IVF is the ‘test tube baby’ method but they are not completely sure how we get to that stage. So here is a quick update of what the past couple weeks have looked like for me.